Val Galvin urges people to buy tickets for the Little Town Christmas raffle. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Val Galvin urges people to buy tickets for the Little Town Christmas raffle. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Little Town Christmas a delight

Music, games, prizes and visits with Santa make the yuletide bright

Verla Blogg directs the Chemainus Community Band in her usual inimitable style. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Val Galvin urges people to buy tickets for the Little Town Christmas raffle. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Esther Craig, left, and Gwenn Robinson work diligently on making Christmas wreaths for young and old alike. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Kathleen Findlay, 7, gets rolling in the kids’ games with Santa’s bowling. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jacob Hollett can throw toilet paper rolls into a hole in a toilet seat with the best of them. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Derek Hardacker and company from the Chemainus Rotary Club prepare hot dogs outside the Chemainus Legion. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Little elves Esther Craig, left, and Gwenn Robinson are happy in their work making wreaths at Little Town Christmas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

There were prizes galore available for the kids at Chemainus Little Town Christmas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Olivia Gurney, 7, goes fishing with help from Taylor LaRonde of Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa arrives at the Chemainus Legion Hall in his customary red sleigh. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa stops and waves hello to everyone outside the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Young and younger are astonished to see Santa outside the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa with Kai Rittaler, 8, of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa makes some friends with the Liske family of Nanaimo at the Chemainus Legion Hall. From left: Solaya, 6, Caelum, 3, and Jason, 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Wishes come true for Athena Morrison, 6, who gets to meet Santa. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Don Bodger

The Courier

Music, games, prizes and visits with Santa make the yuletide bright

 

Esther Craig, left, and Gwenn Robinson work diligently on making Christmas wreaths for young and old alike. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Esther Craig, left, and Gwenn Robinson work diligently on making Christmas wreaths for young and old alike. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Kathleen Findlay, 7, gets rolling in the kids’ games with Santa’s bowling. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Kathleen Findlay, 7, gets rolling in the kids’ games with Santa’s bowling. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jacob Hollett can throw toilet paper rolls into a hole in a toilet seat with the best of them. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jacob Hollett can throw toilet paper rolls into a hole in a toilet seat with the best of them. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Derek Hardacker and company from the Chemainus Rotary Club prepare hot dogs outside the Chemainus Legion. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Derek Hardacker and company from the Chemainus Rotary Club prepare hot dogs outside the Chemainus Legion. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Little elves Esther Craig, left, and Gwenn Robinson are happy in their work making wreaths at Little Town Christmas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Little elves Esther Craig, left, and Gwenn Robinson are happy in their work making wreaths at Little Town Christmas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

There were prizes galore available for the kids at Chemainus Little Town Christmas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

There were prizes galore available for the kids at Chemainus Little Town Christmas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Olivia Gurney, 7, goes fishing with help from Taylor LaRonde of Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Olivia Gurney, 7, goes fishing with help from Taylor LaRonde of Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa arrives at the Chemainus Legion Hall in his customary red sleigh. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa arrives at the Chemainus Legion Hall in his customary red sleigh. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa stops and waves hello to everyone outside the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa stops and waves hello to everyone outside the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Young and younger are astonished to see Santa outside the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Young and younger are astonished to see Santa outside the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa with Kai Rittaler, 8, of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa with Kai Rittaler, 8, of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa makes some friends with the Liske family of Nanaimo at the Chemainus Legion Hall. From left: Solaya, 6, Caelum, 3, and Jason, 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Santa makes some friends with the Liske family of Nanaimo at the Chemainus Legion Hall. From left: Solaya, 6, Caelum, 3, and Jason, 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Wishes come true for Athena Morrison, 6, who gets to meet Santa. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Wishes come true for Athena Morrison, 6, who gets to meet Santa. (Photo by Don Bodger)